About Network Edge

Network Edge Overview

Network Edge is an open source x86-based infrastructure platform that allows users to select, configure, and activate virtual network devices and services in near real time.

Network Edge users can perform the following:

  • Select an appropriate network service and vendor to match your immediate or long term needs (such as a Cisco router or a Juniper firewall).

  • Choose the right licensing structure that works for your organization (either bring your own license or the Equinix subscription service).

  • Configure the device with basic settings in the portal or via API.

  • Deploy the device in the desired Equinix location around the globe.

  • Create connections to other devices, other Equinix services (such as Equinix FabricEquinix Fabric is an advanced interconnection solution that improves performance by providing a direct, private network connection.) or access the device directly to implement additional configurations just as you would any other network equipment.


Network Edge includes:

The platform also has a Network Edge device that includes:

Once a device is activated, use it as the A-end for any connections, just like a physical port. 

Vendors and Device Types 

Network Edge includes access to a marketplace of available device types and vendors. The options vary depending on time and your location.

Choices include traditional routers, firewalls, SD-WAN appliances, and many others. Navigate through the platform to configure and purchase service components. To get started, click Create Connection within the portal at any time.